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COVID-19 RESPONSE: VanArts Programs Temporarily Moving Online

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Updated: May 21, 2020

VanArts Programs Temporarily Moving Online

As the worldwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the management team at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) is monitoring the situation daily, and adhering to the advisories from the B.C. Provincial Health Officer. We are committed to doing our best to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff while continuing to deliver quality education to our students.

To this end, VanArts has temporarily replaced our in-person instruction with online delivery. Students are continually receiving further instruction regarding how to access the online classroom software, and all departments are now running courses online. The VanArts campus remains open to students and staff, and we expect daily operations to be minimally impacted.

The school currently anticipates an initial period at least through May 29, 2020 – which is the end of Term 1 (for Junior Students)/Term 3 (for Senior Students) – for this form of instruction. A plan is currently in progress with cooperation from our faculty, administration, and building managers to move towards a blended delivery method of online/in-class instruction. Stay tuned for more details.

Please note we have no reported cases of COVID-19 from any of our staff or students.


Information Links:
BC Centre for Disease Control

BC Provincial Health Officer

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